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    hey i am wondering if u didnt get the as grades u wanted and then didnt want to go to an university at the end of a2 year isit possiblle that you can like take a year in industry and then try hard to get gud a2 result and the reapply to a gud university and would your chances of getting in would decrease or increase.

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    hey i am wondering if u didnt get the as grades u wanted and then didnt want to go to an university at the end of a2 year isit possiblle that you can like take a year in industry and then try hard to get gud a2 result and the reapply to a gud university and would your chances of getting in would decrease or increase.

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    Well if you didn't get the AS grades that you were expecting/hoping for, it may still be possible to do better in them before you do your A2 exams. You can, for example, resit some of your AS modules in January 2008 in order to get a higher grade in them. But this depends on how near your AS grades were to the entry requirements for the university course(s) that you are considering. Also to bear in mind: you do not have to put down your AS grades on your UCAS application if they were not 'cashed in' (i.e. your grades were not given on your results slip). Your teachers will provide your chosen universities with a set of predictions for A2 anyway, which may be higher than your recent AS grades if they think you have the potential to improve. What were your AS grades and what universities are you thinking of applying to?

    If your AS grades were significantly lower than any of the university courses you're interested in, you may have to stay at college/sixth form for another year. During this time, you could have a part-time job if that's what you mean by 'industry'. However, you would still need to revise for your resits, obviously. Some universities do not like resit students; that is why it is best, if you can, to get all your A2 grades in one sitting.

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    Do you mean apply post A-level with whatever results you end up with and just work during your gap year, or resit some modules to improve your grades as well as work? If it's the former, it will improve your chances as long as you get the grades you need because the unis won't have to rely on predictions that are often too generous. If it's the latter, it might decrease your chances a bit because you'll be a resit student, which some unis don't like, but it shouldn't be a major problem. As brown said though, as long as your AS grades weren't too far below your expectations, you can decline them (unless they're not cashed in) so unis won't see them, resit your worst modules in January and pull your grades up that way so you can apply this year and go to uni next year.
 
 
 

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